DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Suite from incidental music for the film The Golden Mountains, Op. 30a (USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky. re. 1985), Suite from incidental music for the play Hamlet, Op. 32a (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Rozhdestvensky. rec. 1975), Excerpts from incidental music for the play The Human Comedy, Op. 37, Excerpts from incidental music for the play King Lear, Op. 58a (Leningrad Chamber Orchestra of Early and Modern Music; Eduard Serov. rec. 1984), 3 Preludes for String Quartet, Piano and Trumpet from incidental music for the film Girl Friends, Op. 41 (various w/Victoria Postnikova [piano]. rec. 1983), Suite from incidental music for the film The Gadfly, Op. 97a (State Symphony Cinema Orchestra; Emin Khachaturian. rec. 1961), Suite from incidental music for the film Hamlet, Op. 116a (Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Nikolai Rabinovich. Rec. 1966).
Catalogue Number: 09X009
Reference: MEL CD 10 02636
Description: Two discs of mostly pretty obscure film and stage music by Shostakovich in recordings from the good old days of the Soviet Union (some as old as 1961). But is there any that’s obscure enough to not be in CD collections of Shostakovich film-score collectors? Only you know the answer to that. 2 CDs.